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EMPEY, QUESTIONING A GEF
Synopsia -l ired by the sinkin
Amnericun liv's, Arthur Guy EImpey
goes to Englandt and enlists as a l
short experhince as a recruit Lng o
lug quarters in Franee, where he I
makes the nequaintance of "cootie
)Cnpey's courently is sent ilto the
his Iirst turn on the lire step whih
learns, as c\mrade falls, that de
('bapilin distinguishes ii mnself by
fire. VIth pick anal shovel Ilpe.
in No MIan'R Lund. IExciting expo
clting wort'l onl (bservatit't p1os1
vrites and! stages a successftti 1t.
Al one x amt of the line where the
trenches a ore very close, a stake was
<4rfven 1n'o the ground miidvay he"
tween Il hostile lines. At night when
it was his turn, Tomity would erawl
to this stake and at 11tabh some I.AO(tl1
pnpers to it, while at the totl he wouldl
q)lwe fins of hully beef, f'ags, sweets,
and other delItnies that he had re
ceived fro BIllighty in the eve' looked
for partt'. halter' on l"rit . wo ilt c11me
out anti get these luxuines.
The noext night Ttnmy wO i) go oti
to ree wihat "lritz put Into his stocking.
'rie d1ont1Ion generally consistetl of 11
paper fromn Berlin, telling who waas
winning the war, s111ne tlnnted sausages.
ltgars, a1n otat'slonatlIly a little heer,
lut a funny thing, ''otuny never re
turned with the beer unless it. was in
side of himt, Ills platoon got a whilT of
bin brent I one night 1111(1 tho' otffeiellnI;
Tommy lost his job.
One night a young English sergeant
"erawleti to the stake tn1d as he trieti t
'detach the (lerman paper a homb e'x
ploded and mangled him horribly. l"rit
had set at trap a1(nd gained another vlc
tim which was only one ioro hhtd
'nark against lim it I the hook of thl:
war. P'rolm at time on diplomnati' r~e
latlons were severed.
Rleturnling to 'l'Touny, I think ha
.NpIrit Is best shown In thie que.stionas ht
asks. It is never "who is going to win
T iu t a l w a y s '' h o W l o n g w i l l i t 1 i k e ? " X X .
"Chats With Fritz."
sad had3t forrotten ll about1111 t' wlar.
Whens ' n t tah'l'r enluet tharttgha tl'at our1
scOr? tt of the lIne.
The~ 'illy th1:1lttese urtlers wverie Is
'u', <r etli a~lilsstem1bied Ithe ('orn
un ai' ild agsktte l for vo llrs to go to
, e1 Mltin Ot ubn schlool lat St. Omiar.
Y Volunteer a nel t wutias necepltte.
Si een na'iett' frt tir 1 bialgade l eft
Thibs coulrsa' lasted two weeks aind we
r'ejoinae'd tour unit1 anud wvere assi1gned to
the blrlgadi'e1 machi ine gun i compljany. It
lniost br'okce my heart to leave m~l
Thej~ gun we used was the Vickers,
Light .303, water cooled.
I was still ta mlemlber of te Suilelide
chtih, having jumipedl froma Ithe fr'ylng
Dvan ltn the tire. I w as asslgnaed to
mec1tion 1, gun No. A, anad the fI rst tIme
"in" took1 hAIstlion in -the front-lIne
D~uring the dhay our' gun w"ould he
dismiountedl on thet Iire t e'p ready for'
fLustanit use. We shlared a dugout with
the Lewis gunners. At "stantd to" we
wo3uld imountt 0our gunl on the parapet
and go on watch beside It hmt il "st and
down" in thec morning. Thletn the guna
would he dlismouanted and againa pliatee
Ln readiness on thie fire stepj.
We did( eIght days in the1 fr'ont-hue
trench wvIthoutl anythlin g uinulsua h p.
-gpening ouatslde of Ithe ordi natry trtae'h
troutitne. On1 the nilght that wet wVere It
**earry ouat,"' aI bomIng1 raid a'3 3galist t h
German lintes was pulled( olf. Tis1 rahI
fog party conasisted of sixty ceompan:t
mien, sIxteen hcombers, and1( four J.ewi
anachIne gunse withl t heir (crewst'.
The raid took the Iloches by sturpr'is
and wast a comifpiete suacce'ss, the parlt.
brlnginig back twenlty-oneC prisoners.
Th~e Glermans must have beena awful
, y sore, because they turnled loose
barrage of shrapnel, wIth a few ".\lt
mie" and "whlzz hanags" interilX'
'The shells were dIroppinag linto our1 frn
tine lke ha1lstones.
,To get evenl, wCenuiildihave le'ft thi
. priseres in Ithe fire Itrench, In clhairg
of the men 1 on) guiiard and let theelle t
Fritz's strafeing 1but Thoanalny does lnt
dreat prIsoners that1 way'.
Fhie of thaema were brought iuto tu
duagott and trnied over' to mie so) tht
they vwotuld be safe (romu lhe G;ermlal
InIiC the1 cadleliht . tey .lookeel vet
faces, w ih the Ceet ion of one3,
- reat3 h 'olg feilow. lHe looked ver'y mun
Ut '3 IL'. I lIked haima from thie start.
(1L L 1IlL 1015
[0 WINT *.
'E GuNERmJr ERvNG IN FRANCE
MAN PRISONER, FINDS HE IS
g of the Lusitania, with the loss of
an Amerlean living in Jersey City,
rivate in the British army. After u
leer in Lndon, he is sent to trailn
irt hears the sound of big guns and
s." After a brief period of training
Tronll 1.iie I it'tlies, where he tukes
(lie bullets whiz overhend. Ermpey
it I l irks alwatys in the trenches.
t'escuing woutnletl nilt'n under hot
ha ex pet''iene as a Itrench digger
ri.rn('e on ljstelling v st detail. Ex
dluty. tiuck in ret billets IEanpey
I gut ott the run Jnr an14 gave each
a niii a1n pissed ti'onild s0111e fags,
te ahit reliable Woodhines. TIhe otheir
1ii ioers looked thei r gratitude, but
tht' big fellow said in EInglish, "Thank
3441, sir, ht' ruin is exCe('Ilent and I ap
pretciate it. also yptir kintiess.'
li14 totl e his uittne 'as ('ar
Sthitii tii. of the Sixty-sixth Iitvarian
Light infantry; that he had lived six
years in New York (knew the city het
ter thatn 1 didl), hnit heen to ('oney
islantl autu ma~ny of our ball garnes. Iii'
was a regular 11un. 1 couldn't (niike' bino
he'lle've Ilutt !hnis Waigner wsnt't the
best hall ilttyeri in the world.
1""rot( N'w Yurk he hand gone to L4oa
tion, wh.'r'e he vorelt'l :is a waiter in
the lntel Russell. .list befo'e the wa'
hi e scent lttne It (;-'rlUny to see his
partentts, the w.,r'entant andl he wa:s con
s ipt t'd.
HIe told il ie as"1 very sorry tc
hea:r that L~ondon n%11$ in ruins fron:
the 7.eidpelin rails. I cuttti not ('on
t vitiet' ot 'rIherwlse, for hadn't he sett
luittg pictutres in olt' of the Gerun
- cities t' St. 'aul's eathedral in ruins
7- I chacnged thie subject beentuse hi
SWas so stubborti in its belief. It wvn
t 11ny Intenttion to try and pumpy hirnt to
Inf'ortnatlion :its to the inethods of ft
(.;-t' tran slil p't's, whit i hadl been 4ruts
lng us trub(tlle in the lust few (iays.
I 'brotcht't1 the subjett and lie stint
up like it cl'in. A -ter a ftew 4ininute.
he very iruont(ly3 -:tid:
"Gecrtnin Siltw'r - '.' pl~n re(war'l
for killing the English."
I eaigei'rl sd. -Wht 't' they?"
"Fortil killing or wouinding an Er-:ngl-i1
Dead Bodies Everywhere.
kill Iing 4'l Or ll w udig 4411 ':ngl Ish oItceer
lit gets ive mar'ks, hut if he kills a lted'
Ca orni 4 EnglI sh setnt'ral, thle snip ter get.
twety-tnet (hty3s tiedt to the44 wvheel of ua
liihher as ipunishitnent for his citreless.
' eni' lit' juused, wvitilling fr i 1 t4'
hItec, I st1upos.
'I I hIt 1all igt and atsked' him wihy thli
a 0 sniper l was 4 tuilshed for' kilintg n4
English genertal. WIth 1a4 siI'lit here
y "Wetll, you 54ee. If aill (lie English gen.
unrals we're killed, thlereu woul lie nt
one left to) malke ('ostly mistaike.".
t I shiut hI n up, lit wats get ting tot
fresh f'or al prisoner. Afte (' i leIt hi(
I. winked att hit' and1 I wi'nked bac'k, ther
t'h escort eniitnle to tauke thle pri'sonetr4
o thle renrt. i shook hnd4s and wliho
e hui it "T- best of Iluc(k and1( a safe jour
k 1 1 li 114d thatprisoner', hie was ai 114m
tt fel low, hadi an 1 ron C1)4(ros too I a
vised'( himi to keepi It 04u1tof sight, (i1
V St""i.- Toniyt 43 would he seninlg it htotui
ui to his gir'I in lilghty~ as a sotuve'nr,
n 0f4e 41hirk anti rauiny4 nielit whIle 0,
u:14nrI we were Ititk inrg tveir the tol
y- 'rtn (te fire steup of our fr'otii
y t''nchi, whetn we htearid ai noIse Immetl
a ulutt'ly in fr'ont of our harbed wirt
hi 'a he senltry next to mie 'challenge(l
"I In I, who 'o.-.. tleoV .. boul
his rifle to the aim. His challenge was
answered in German. A captain in the
next traverse climbed upon the sand
bagged parapet to investigate-a brave
but foolhardy deed-"Crack" went a
bullet and he tumbled back into the
trench with a hole through his stomach
and died a fed minutes later. A lance
corporal in the next platoon was so en
raged at the captain's death that he
chucked a Mills bomb In the direction
of the noise with the shouted warning
to us: "Duck your nappers, my lucky
lads." A sharp dynamite report, a flare
in front of us, and then silence.
We immediately sent up two star
shells, and in their light could see two
dark forms lying on the ground close
to our wire. A sergeant and four
stretcher-bearers went out in front and
soon returned, carrying two limp
bodies. Down in the dugout, in the
flickering light of three candles, we
saw that they were two German offi
cers, one a captain and the other an
"unterofilzier," a rank one grade higher
than a sergeant general, but below the
grade of lieutenant.
The captain's face had been almost
c)rnl)letely torn away by the bomb's
expllosion. The unteroffizier was allve,
breathing with difliculty. In a few min
utes he opened his eyes and blinked in
the glare of the candles.
'.l'he pair had evidently been drink
ing heavily, for the alcohol fumes were
sickening and completely pervaded the
dugout. I turned away in disgust,
hating to see a man cross the Great Di
vide full of booze.
One of our offceers could spenk Ger
man and he questioned the dying man.
In a faint voice, interrupted by fre
quent hiccoughs, the unterotllzier told
i his story.
There had been a drinking bout
among the oficers in one of the Ger
man dugouts, the miin beverage being
'hallpagne. With a drunken leer ho
informed us that champagne was plent
tiful on their side and that it did not
cost them anything either. About seven
that night the conversation had turned
to the "conteniptible" English, and the
captain had made a wager that he
Would hang his cap on the English
barhed wire to show his contenpt for
the Enigiisli sentries. 'I'he wager was
accepted. A t eight o'clock the captain
and he hay: Crept out into No Man's
Land to carry out this waiger.
'T'hey had gotten about halfway
across when the drink took effect and
the c'aptitn fell asleep. After about
two hours of vain atteipts the unter
ellizier had at last succeeded in wak
ing the captain, reminded him) of his
het, ndil varined him that he would be
the laughing stock of the otlicers' mess
if he did not accomplish his object, but
the captain was trembling all over and
insisted on returning to the German
lines. In the darkness they lost their
hearings and crawled toward the Eng
lish trenches. They reached .the barbed
wire unit were suddetily challenged by
our sentry. Being too drunk to realize
that the challenge was in English, the
captain refused to crawl back. Finally
the nterofllzier convineed his superior
that they were in front of the Eiglish
twire. itnn117.1 g this too late, the cap
tain drew his revolver and with a mut
tere'd Curse fired blindly toward our
trench. Ills bullet no douht killed our
'Then the bomb en cme over andil there
lhe waos. (ly ig-ainil a good Job too. we
mleni w~oildnI 't w.veep ait the' news.
W ithoulit gi vinzg us any furthI er infor-'
mation01 thle 1111tereflzier diied.
WVe seariedee the bodie14s for ideuntifi
ention'l diisk~ hbut thley had14 left everyi
thing be'hiind bi'eore start'inig 4n thieir
Ne'xt a fter'ion 'iiwe bur11i'd t hem in
our- lit the rejintelery iaart froin tihe
graves of thei TFozuiaiils. If you ever
go intIo that I(i'i eerntey you will see two
little woodaieni 'ro)sise ini ft'e4)oner of
thle ('ernet0''ry set aiwaiy froin the rest.
Died - 19163
It. I. P.
Died - 1910
It. I. P.
Empey and his machine-gun
company go "over the top" in a
- uccessful but costly attack on
the German trenches. The story
of this thrilling charge is told
In the next installment.J
Be Above GossIp.
Gossiping 1iiabouit the most useless
k-nd of work one could possibly en
gage in. Ilow much better anid more
charitable It Is to turn a deaf ear to
cruel truths, to honorably keep sIlent
about wvhait we have heard, and at the
same time gIve the unfortunate person
in the case the benefit of our do'bt.
"Small its talk much." Is an old say
Ing and a true one. The girl or woman
who would be trully hajipy, and who
inid~entflly would make others happ~ly,
should wisely think twice before she
speaks, and then should puit into words
only thoughts that are cheering and
charitable.-New York Evening Mall.
HIs Duty Done.
Tlhe family Is rather demnonstrative
wh'len the varlious5 imembers of the
houlsehioldl come at1u4 go. The granid
chlildrenc are expected to emibrace every
one0 at the beginning and at the end
of a visit. ["red and Alberi were get
I Iing into their clothling an md notkI ig
their hasty adieux peeOpratory to
-catchlig their tralin hiomet afterl Christ
. man. "1Iturry tip, i'ed," Albert shout
,ed; "you're too slow for' anythlug
t I've got mine all kIssed."
There is nothing for it but to kuilt
trad knit and then knlt some more
iad carry on. She who does not must
be forever explaining why not. It's
an obligation and all that we have to
show that our hearts are in the right
place are kitting needles, knitting
hugs and such things.
'hef hu nd Ii tiredth pale of socks
inity prove just a little nuonotonous,
but there are new knitting bugs to
add the spile of variety to our hilly
lives. At th e iion)011 counters they
are showin1g soie iiunensely clever
111es along with other work bags 11(1
"elat(h-llIs.'' 'i'hose wol) spen d their
time thining ot* rew things iii bags
have grown1 to be such atpts thait'
life at the ribbon 4411co uniter promii ises
to iecoiie one continutal rouini of
joyous new bags-o'mii now until Iie
ed( of the yea r. 'T'hen--unless the
war is over--they will begin all over
aigain wit hi 1i19. knittlig hags.
A new arrival that (harius every
one is a knitting hag that looks likei
a little umbnhrelha. It is mtade of s11:
or strips of ribbon, sewed together
and ut into a elrele. Thei' circle is
rut out in six scallops lit the circumn
ference andt1it loints of these seal
lops are sewed to the ends of tht'
narrow strip that forms the handle
Sorne (time before t he daysv oft tiid
Uumer have really arrIved, merchaniftS
assemnbi stocks of silk st reet stilts.
ready to lbe preseniteel whien the first
hot daty comles. Thlese. mhiilsiummer
suits tire aimost unitriammed, but are
carefully deosignled and dist inguished
by smart style-to)uches and nilceties of
finish that place t hemi close to the
formal suit (lass. ('lever women
somzretimnes take t heir grac~eful but
plain suits anrd tone them'ir up with a
little effective handti work, hbut e'ven
without that, they are equal to almost
There ate many Ipretty suits of heavy
taffetas and of gros-de-londre in the
displays. O ne of thle new t a l'et a suits
is shown in the pIcture aindo it could
haiirdly he sI impler or phliner, hiut it is
remnarkaly good style. The coaint opensM
to thie huist hinte, dlff'erinrg fromi (earlier
styles whieh were open1 to) thei waist
li ne. It lhais a short, . huarig ski it por
tioni with three plraits iii eah sIde andi
a little (lip in fr'ont, alt very er1lap
and spiried. 'Fl'lat, white ipeahrl bt
Stns firstn 11 i. They ivitI le the ddi
tioni of a white piqune vestee anid col
'ar and white cuffs. Altogether they
id Catch Ails
thiree' scalls at each end of the
stil. Theni the handle Is Slpped
throuighi a samall slidle made of the
rlbboni aind whten It Is drawn through
he bag f'alls in the form of an) um.1
b)reih. The tassel Is sewed at the
center of the circle of silk.
Work bags that will serve for
knitting as well as other kinds of
work are made of stipls of plaIn
and brocaded.t rllbbon SewedI together
leng twise like that shown at t he
right oft the umnbrella bag. The topi
Is cut ini Seal lops anel draws upl ou1
ini'tarw sa II 'linibons that irunt through
ai cain itg se'wed a long thei base of thle
stitlls Iin the pilain ribbon. Small
in gs sewed at thle sides of t he bro
catled ribbiition re covered with licro
Chett silk antd the na rrow rlibbonI han tg
ers pia ss from the casintg trouigh
lItelow tilos ag a smaller workhe
is gati 't'e over large glass rings. It
taae of phii satin ribbon joined
wth bsh;rrings ovte foro an finhe
with shk tassels. Tie bag at the
wrght Is ade of narrow strips of rib
hon feathcr stioliheweI together. Its
leoth is a smal sInbrolner hoop so
It is al ways open and ready to catch
what iay be dlroped into It. It
iangs from four cords of sIlk and is
fiished with a tassel.
makel this suit resstmblye colok
Wig, andtha is te chrm of1( chrs
wil milkumme. \Vhte pump and~t
rtci ight hemdeo orn wtitho i - to
bte bethe adatage.1toete.
mon tse na smilk suritsr there is
Int hain a o1c al htree flouces
wht nrayrs he backpe ta it. ver
pretty rtas naurrcow pofkt set andi
t sehd with rowassol al.bt
het, innnS sluits, xedaon
ligt coo as s and gra'5t1)y coor look
have adainhtins t harm omfenartes
floktir binghrtewrn lt. t
hebet avaThge P.
lAves01g shlt hew spile stlsahreuIl
411very~I i aek Dont wt e falountes
54ten le tr the abcom thryI they
intt l E'(i lla uvthrl.,fs al it
THE MAKING OF I
How Lydia E. Pinkhamn'
is Prepared For
A visit to 'the laboratory where this
muecessful remedy is mad impresses
even the casual looker-on with the roll
ability, accuracy, skill and cleanliness
which attends the making of this great
medicine for woman's ills.
Over 850,000 pounds of various herbs
ire used anually and all have to be
fathered at the season of the year when
their natural juices and medicinal sub
Itances are at their best.
The most successful solvents are used
to extract the medicinal properties from
Every utensil and tank that comes in
contact with the medicine is sterilized
and as a final precaution in cleanliness
the medicine is pasteurized and sealed
n sterile bottles.
It is the wonderful combination of
roots and herbs, together with the
skill and care used in its preparation
which has made this famous medicine
so successful in the treatment of
The letters from women who have
been restored to health by the use of
Lydia E. Pknkham's Vegetable Com
pound which we are continually pdb
lishing attest to its virtue.
DAISY FLY KILLER ?tacanwnlre,
attrte. an1 Kilts
all flies. N..ti,...
cheep. LeeS. .11 eeeea. t
Mad, of metal, cani'ptfl
or tip oer will not soil
or bniece anything. Ooat-)
ant..d eedl,.. Bold b7
d-neer., or 6 sent br a"
pra.., prepaid, for Ii.O,
IAROLD SOMEns. 10 OE KALS AVE.. DROOLYN. N. r.
Englhitd ha10 s inore than 14,775,
100 wOhilell Walge eitr 1.erS.
The occasional use of Roman Eye Balsam
it night upon retiring will prevent and re
love tired, watery eyes, and eye strain. Adv.
1 li eave hlIps t hose whoii prtentfd
hey aire iltipier plt an they tire.
Nothing better than Cutieura Soap
lally and Ointment as needed to make
he complexion clear, scalp clean and
lands soft and white. For free sam
>les address "Cuticura, Dept. X, Bos
on." Sold by druggists and by mail.
soap 25, Ointment 25 and 50.--Adv.
A Paper Controller.
I rent Britain now hats Its Paper 1
.'oitroller, ctolcerning whose identity
here hts been a Ilutt er of excitement
n the publlshinig antd newspaper
vorlds. There is, however, very much
ess talk and less fuss about the ad
'ent of this new officlal than there was
ver the subject of tit' introductionr
if food rationling, although the Inno
ation is capltle of having much
;reater etiectS Onil tle life of the coun
ry thatn thie lncre reduction of the
onsulpllio n'l of certtini food sulpplies.
I. A. Vernet, on whomia it has de
olved, is a di rector of the Under- ;
Mien hais beeui foun an1(1f e'x'ellenlt
naiiterial fo r it o'etatin i g mir srors for
'GTrays. I ss wvili not do, - ecuase,
miaoath ais it Is, it is too retglh for' the
'xtIrentiely tmlintle X-rasys. whlicha are
nuteh smnalIler than ii Ighat wavesx. Glass
litffuses lt' X-taiys, mtucha ats a rough
suirfaice dlilfuses light waves, butt it was
oundi hatl tile surfac'ue of mainierali crys
ails wuere olf tile r'Eq(uisli smaooitns
'or' reflect Inag X-raiys, taand of t heum mIca
s the amost aldapitauble, being re'atily
aplit inito sheets.
The Gulf Stream.
Thle gulf s team iIs mior'e rapid than
he' Amlazon01, tmorae imtilpetuouas t hanl the
ississippi, amnd its v'olume morlie than $
I,.000 timaes greaiteri.
if you drink
TRY iT FOR EVERY